A citywide parking fee hike is on the table in Mayor Martin Walsh’s new budget plan, which would bring the toll up to at least $2 an hour on the average block and topping out at $3.75 in the city’s highest demand areas. The $5 million that the city hopes... Read more
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A community meeting is set for Thurs., May 2 to review a plan to build an affordable studio apartment building on Westville Street in Fields Corner. The proponents say they would rent the units for between $650 and $850 a month - heat and hot water... Read more
A $1.8 million state grant will help fund a much-anticipated plan to convert a parking lot at Mattapan Station into a mix of affordable housing and retail space. Officials, led by Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh, gathered in a tent on the site... Read more
Earlier suspect jailed, released; family asks why no apology (Updated— Wed., April 10, 1:40 p.m.) — A 26-year-old Dorchester man was charged on Tuesday with killing Codman Square gas station worker Jose Williams during an armed robbery last October. The... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that this time they're sure they have the man who murdered Jose Luis Phinn Williams as he worked at a Codman Square gas station on Oct. 5. Working with the FBI and Canton Police, BPD officers today arrested Gregory... Read more
A Mattapan man will be charged with gun and other offenses in the ongoing investigation into the shooting death of 74 year-old Eleanor Maloney, who was gunned down on Saturday afternoon outside her Mattapan Street home. Anthony Davis, 37, will face three... Read more
A federal grand jury this week indicted two Dorchester residents and a Dedham man for their alleged roles in a tax-fraud scheme involving their now closed New York Fried Chicken take-out place. The grand jury indicted Muhamad Siyab Khan and Khurshed Jehan... Read more
Last month, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) invited public comment for the most recent design of the Dot Block proposal, which could begin construction as soon as this year. City Councillor Frank Baker is one of the key members of the... Read more
They’ve become symbols of spring and Boston sports glories. But when Boston’s Duck boats are not on the road or on the Charles River, they spend their off-hours in a building near Fields Corner. “In the summer, when the doors are open, people will drive... Read more
Our neighborhoods are “springing” into action this month with volunteers fanning out to clean up squares, corners, parks, and sidewalks. Here are a few ways your family can help out and join in the fun: The city of Boston is coordinating a cluster of “... Read more
Work is continuing at The BEAT, the mixed-use project that will transform the former Boston Globe headquarters on Morrissey Boulevard, now reduced to its bare bones, into a 95,000-square-foot creative office, lab, and retail space, complete with brewery... Read more
An international partnership took a crack at reimagining uses for some of Dorchester and Mattapan’s vacant or underutilized lots during a 24-hour workshop on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Teams of students,... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that women’s access to reproductive health care is not up for negotiation in Massachusetts, but suggested he would oppose an expansive abortion rights bill that would allow for abortions later in pregnancy in cases when the... Read more
Members from an array of organizations gathered at the library in East Boston Monday with a unified goal: to make sure people in their respective communities respond to the 2020 census. It’s an important decennial event that determines how much money and... Read more
Inspired by years of touring and recording internationally classical, world, and contemporary solo and chamber music, Dorchester-based guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan will present “Now Musique – Exploring New & Neglected Music,” on Saturday, April 13 at... Read more
Thomas Germain, a sixth grader at Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy in Neponset, finished second in the National Geographic GeoBee State Competition held on Fri., March 29 at Elms College in Springfield. The GeoBee is an academic competition meant to... Read more
The city’s Zoning Board of Appeal gave its approval last week to a marijuana shop at 430-454 Blue Hill Ave. in Grove Hall. The approval does not mean the shop can actually open, only that its proponents — Kobie Evans and Kevin Hart — can now apply to the... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley is pushing back against a new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rule that penalizes pollsters, strategists, and other campaign vendors if they work for Democratic candidates challenging incumbents in primaries. The Boston... Read more
MBTA officials have asked for input from residents about the current plan for the future of the Ashmont-Mattapan trolley line — and they got some last Wednesday evening at the first of three public meetings to be held over the next three weeks. About 30... Read more
The tennis courts at Dorchester Park are being reconstructed. The courts will be excavated, repaved, painted and seal coated, according to Ryan Woods, the deputy Commissioner of the city’s Parks and Receration Department. “We decided it was time for... Read more


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